Monday, January 9, 2012

Mini Paper Gerbera Daisies

I made these paper daisies for rings. They would be perfect for cards, tags, etc. The gerbera daisy is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum and tulip).


I fringed a 12" strip of 3/8" wide quilling paper (you can trim a piece yourself using copy paper weight colored paper). If you fringe by hand, try to get the cuts about 1/32" apart. I hand-fringed strips for at least fifteen years before purchasing a fringer - so it can be done!

I added a 1/8" wide strip at the end for the flower center. I didn't measure, they are approximately 2-3" long. Using a slotted tool (Google how to make one with a needle if you don't have one), start rolling at the end with the 1/8" strip.  I added glue to the bottom and let dry before spreading the fringes. 


I use metal ring blanks and put a thin glue dot on the disk before using a glue gun to adhere the base of the flower to the ring. Otherwise, I would worry about the glue gun adhesive popping right off the metal base.

These are so easy and colorful. If you don't want to make them I sell them in my Etsy store!


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!
-Molly

15 comments:

Leslie said...

So stinkin' cute Molly...when I decide what I am wearing to CHA I will be ordering a couple!! (So that gives me incentive to get that task done...
Leslie, (the baby duck)

chillin with Quillin said...

pretty flowers !!!!
Paula

Regina said...

Molly!!! What a great idea!! I love it!!!

Ann Martin said...

Simply adorable ring and I have to say your shop photos are stellar, Molly!

artpickins.com said...

these are so Molly i love them -aok

Ann said...

What cute rings those are. I tried fringing by hand. I'm very bad at it...lol I spent the money on a fringer

Becky said...

You are a genius!!! Love them!!!

Lisa said...

Molly~
love the flowers. I miss not taking classes from you on pccrafters blog. Hope you have a wonderful New Years!

Lisa (mala6)

Molly Smith said...

Lisa, I need your email!!!! Last time you posted I looked for you, cannot find you anywhere - even facebook. Let me know if you see this :)

Antonella said...

Oh Molly, so cute!! They are perfect!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Divya N said...

Very nice...did you use a sealent or varnish on the pieces to protect it?

Molly Smith said...

Thanks, Divya. I do use Beacon's Liquid Laminate on some of the ring flowers but not the button mums. I usually ask the recipient because it stiffens and darkens the paper.

Nati said...

Molly, lovely idea!!
Hugs,
Nati from Brazil

kiddo said...

Wow, Molly, these tiny flowers are so sweet! Love them all! Thanks for sharing the tutorial for them!

Teddie Seeley said...

So simple too.
Happy New Year to you too Molly.

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